Richard Coldwell joined the team in June 2012. He focuses on the direct lending debt funds, having previously been involved in building the peer-to-peer portfolio.
Richard is a Chartered Accountant with a background in corporate finance having worked for KPMG, ING and GE Commercial Finance.
Geoff joined BBB in December 2015 and moved to BBI in February 2021 as the team’s FinTech lead after previously holding the position of Director North and Midlands of the UK Network team and prior to that Director, Help to Grow.
Geoff has over 20 years’ experience in banking with a wealth of experience in SME lending and structured lending across debt, mezzanine and equity investments. He built his career in Corporate Banking with NatWest, Bank of Scotland, Lloyds and Santander.
Vianney joined British Business Investments in May 2018 to focus on the Managed Funds Programme implementation. He came from the British Business Bank Strategy team, where he spent nearly two years working on British Business Investments-related projects.
In a prior life, Vianney spent seven years at RBS in the Strategic Equity team, originating and structuring large equity backed loans and derivatives. He also co-founded a startup selling French wine in the UK.
Jonathan joined in June 2013 and specialises in asset finance. He has a wealth of SME lending experience having been employed in banking
and finance since 1985.
Jonathan previously worked for Yorkshire Bank, Santander plc and more recently RBS Invoice Finance Ltd where he held a Senior Relationship Manager position. Jonathan is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers.
Mark joined the investment team in November 2015. He focuses on all aspects of the deal process as well as monitoring existing portfolio companies. Prior to joining, Mark spent three years at PwC, Dublin, where he was a Senior Associate in the Asset Management department.
Misodzi joined the team in December 2020 and focusses on all aspects of the deal process for new investments, as well as supporting the monitoring of our existing portfolio.
Misodzi previously worked as an Investment Officer for the UK’s largest Local Government Pension Scheme, Greater Manchester Pension Fund. In her previous role, she managed the pension fund’s non-domestic real estate investments, whilst also supporting origination of UK focused impact-driven debt and equity investments.
Misodzi is a Chartered Management Accountant and holds an MBA from Heriot-Watt University.
Luke joined in October 2018 as an Analyst. He focuses on overall investment process as well as portfolio reporting.
He previously held multiple part time roles whilst at university, including being a HR assistant at Voice Marketing Ltd. Luke has also held voluntary positions whilst in full-time education, including being a volunteer assistant treasurer at his local scout group and acting as the Finance Director for his team whilst participating in the Young Enterprise Programme.
Chris joined in October 2018 as an Analyst. He focuses on overall investment process as well as portfolio reporting.
Chris previously worked for Audit Partnership as a Senior Auditor, specialising in profit recovery for one of the company’s largest clients.
Mealad joined BBI in August 2019. He participates on all aspects of the deal process for new investments and actively supports the monitoring of our existing portfolio.
Mealad holds a degree in BSc Economics and previously spent a year working as a Credit Risk Analyst for the Startup Loans subsidiary of the British Business Bank. He is currently working to obtain the Investment Management Certificate.
Joanne joined the team in December 2016 and is responsible for providing executive administrative support to the CEO and the investment team. Joanne has over 15 years’ experience supporting senior management teams and coordinating projects across diverse working cultures.
Jacqueline first joined the team as a Summer Intern in 2018, before joining permanently as an Analyst in October 2019.
She supports the team across the various stages of our investment process for new applications, and also actively participates in the monitoring of our existing portfolio.
Jacqueline has a BSc Economics degree and a Masters in Data Analytics. Whilst at university, Jacqueline spent four years managing the University of Sheffield Investment Society’s endowment fund, whilst also being a member of the UK’s first student Venture Capital team.
Adam joined the team in May 2021 and focuses on the Structured Capital Solutions Programme.
He is involved in all aspects of the deal process for new investments and the monitoring of the existing portfolio.
Prior to joining, Adam worked at Lloyds Banking Group where he spent over 10 years providing lending products to SMEs, mid and large corporate businesses across various sectors.
Rishi joined the team in April 2021 as a Senior Investment Manager and focuses on the FinTech Programme and Venture Debt Funds.
Rishi has over 10 years’ experience in financial services ranging across investment banking, start-ups and scale-ups. He previously worked as a Senior Associate at MarketFinance, one of BBI’s FinTech delivery partners, where he was accountable for end to end management of capital market transactions.
Jasleen joined the team as an Investment Analyst in June 2021. Prior to joining, Jasleen held a similar role at SR, one of BBI’s Delivery Partners, for two and a half years where she gained experience performing due diligence on equity investments and managing a portfolio of start-up companies.
Mads has an Academy Professions Degree in Financial Controlling and a bachelor’s degree in Innovation & Entrepreneurship, both from Business Academy Aarhus in Denmark. Prior to joining the BBI team, Mads graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a Master of Science in International Business Management. During his time at University Mads undertook multiple internships, including a role in the Finance team at a London based SME.